Route 1 in Searsport damaged by torrential rains from post-tropical storm
Torrential rains from post-tropical storm Phillipe damaged Route 1 in Searsport overnight Saturday. The road was closed Sunday morning, and traffic detoured around the affected area.
Ed Upham lives on Route 1 in Searsport, and said the worst of the flooding was in the middle of the night.
"Right around 11:30 I looked out here, and it was a river out here. It was coming right down Prospect Street, and turning the corner and going right down Main Street. This is Route 1 out here," Upham said.
Sections of pavement were torn up along Route 1, and a hole about 15 feet deep was scoured on the downstream side of the road.
Road crews were busy Sunday morning working to repair the damage.